Our caterpillars are so big! We’ve been checking on them every day. This week when we looked at them we were surprised to see how big they got. They were so tiny and now they’re big and fat! They’ve been eating all their food and they’re almost ready to go into their chrysalises.

We made a big chrysalis to hang on the wall with our egg on a leaf and our caterpillar collage. We glued strips of paper around a bottle and added layers until it looked like a chrysalis. Then we painted it brown. We’re going to hang it on a stick just like a real chrysalis!

We started learning about Lag Ba’omer. A long time ago, there was a Rabbi named Rabbi Akiva who was a teacher who had so many students. The only problem was, they weren’t very nice to each other. On Lag Ba’omer we remember that we have to have Ahavat Yisrael and be nice to all our friends. In honor of Lag Ba’omer, many people make bonfires. We’re going to have a real bonfire in school this Thursday! We made a practice bonfire with toilet paper tubes for the sticks and tissue paper for the fire. We learned how to make a pyramid shape with the sticks and build the fire on top of them. This fire was pretend, so we could touch it, but when we make our real bonfire we’ll make sure to stay far back!

When we went outside, we collected sticks to have for the real bonfire. We can’t wait to roast marshmallows!

 

We had a great music class with Morah Jill! We used tambourines, a ball on a parachute, and little animal puppets. It was so much fun.

We’ve also been getting ready for Mother’s Day! But it’s a surprise so you’ll have to wait and see what we’re planning!